Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stealing Home by Allison Pittman (AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment to be entered to win a copy. Deadline is Wednesday June 10 at midnight.***


About the book:

It’s 1905 and the Chicago Cubs are banking on superstar Donald “Duke” Dennison’s golden arm to help them win the pennant. Only one thing stands between Duke and an unprecedented ten thousand dollar contract: alcohol.
That’s when sportswriter David Voyant whisks Duke to the one-horse town of Picksville , Missouri , so he can sober up in anonymity. He bides his time flirting with Ellie Jane Voyant, his unofficial chaperone, who would rather hide herself in the railway station ticket booth than face the echoes of childhood taunts.
Ned Clovis, the feed store clerk, has secretly loved Ellie Jane since childhood, but he loves baseball and the Duke almost as much–until he notices Ellie Jane may be succumbing to the star’s charm.
Then there’s Morris, a twelve-year-old Negro boy, whose only dream is to break away from Picksville. When Duke discovers his innate talent for throwing a baseball, Morris might just have found his way out.
Four individuals, each living in haunted isolation, each harboring a secret passion. Providence brings them together. Tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Will love be enough to bring them home?


My Review:
I loved this book. It is going on my top favorites of the year and my keeper shelf. I read it in one night. I was turning pages as fast as I could to see what happened next. The characters and plot are interesting. I was transported back in time in a good way. The words are lyrical. It captivated me and would not let me go until the end. Just when I think I have the ending fixed in my head a twist is thrown in that leaves me breathless. Don't miss this book. I highly recommend this book. :)


About the author:

Allison Pittman spent seventeen years as a high school English teacher, and then shunned the advice of “experts,” quit her day job and set out to write novels that bring glory to God. She relishes inspiring other writers and leading the theater arts group at her church. She and her husband and three sons live in Universal City , Texas .
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7 comments:

Bookfool said...

Don't enter me, but I loved your review. You made me want to sign up, but I have enough to read. I have to quit signing up for drawings or I'm likely to go to hell for being greedy. :)

Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book. It brings back memories of baseball games during my childhood.

Please count me in - Thanks!
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adge said...

I've read this book's reviews everywhere, and it looks great. You gave a good review too. Please enter me for the contest. Thanks.

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Karin said...

I agree with Bookfool-- loved your review, but the fact that you liked the book so much makes me want to read it.

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Linda said...

Never such a thing as too many books. Can share with others. Please enter me in this one, as it sounds great!

Carolynn W. said...

Great review, I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Carole said...

I read one of Allison's previous books and love her writing. Thanks so much for the chance to win Stealing Home.

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